For many of us after 50, we are looking to change one thing or the other about ourselves.

There might be a habit we’d like to change or create, and we are afraid that it is too late or that we’ve been doing it for so long that it will be impossible to change. But nothing is impossible if you are determined to change it.

You can start by taking one step at a time instead of jumping in too quickly. Turn it into a very specific goal. For instance if you want to change your diet so as to be healthy, instead of saying “I am going to change my diet”  you can say “For breakfast and lunch everyday 3/4 of my meal will be plant-based”.

To change a habit, start by taking one step at a time instead of jumping in too quickly. Turn it into a very specific goal. Click To Tweet

When you are trying to change a habit, do it slowly and take every day as it comes. For example if you want to change your diet to 3/4 plant-based twice a day, start by setting the goal of eating 3/4 plant-based food once a day for a period such as three weeks after which you can increase it to twice a day.

One of the most important keys to help you on your journey of change is reinforcement. Every time you successfully complete your daily, weekly or monthly goal, give yourself a treat.

Work on only one habit at a time so as to be able to use the goal setting and reinforcement tools without getting yourself overwhelmed.